On Thursday, Feb. 27, at 12 noon, the Davenport Institute for Public Policy at the School of Public Policy will host Zachary Bookman, cofounder and CEO of OpenGov, Inc., for a discussion on transparency. The event will take place in SPP 179 at the Drescher Graduate Campus.
Bookman is cofounder and CEO of OpenGov, Inc., a financial transparency software that creates web applications that visualize, analyze, and share government financial data. He also is an attorney, and principal investor with Formation 8 Partners. Bookman began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He practiced trial litigation at Keker & Van Nest in San Francisco, where he represented Silicon Valley and Fortune 500 clients in contract, trade secret, white-collar criminal, class action, and patent matters.
Bookman studied transparency on a Fulbright Fellowship in Mexico, and he later served in Afghanistan as Advisor to U.S. Army General H.R. McMaster on the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force - Shafafiyat (Transparency), an Anticorruption task force at the International Security Assistance Forces headquarters in Kabul. Bookman holds a JD from the Yale Law School, an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and serves on the board of CACS.org.
For more information, contact Ashley Trim at (310) 506-6878.